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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ms. B. (aka Blenko) symptomatic for Cherry Eye?

Ms. B (aka Blenko) will be going for evaluation and possible surgery early next week, after some research we decided on a Veterinary Hospital associated with a University Vet School to assure Ms B has the very best care.

Below is More Info Than You'd Ever Want to Know - about Chery Eye . . . Thanks to Webmaster Steve Rowe.

Cherry eye is the term used to refer to canine nictitans gland prolapse, a common eye condition in various dog breeds where the gland of the third eyelid known as the nictitating membrane prolapses and becomes visible. Commonly affected breeds include the BICHON. Cherry eye may be caused by a hereditary weakness in the connective tissue surrounding the gland. It is most common in puppies.
It appears as a red mass in the inner corner of the eye, and is sometimes mistaken for a tumor. After gland prolapse, the eye becomes chronically inflamed and there is often a discharge. Because the gland is responsible for about 30% of the eye's tear production, the eye can eventually suffer from dryness (keratoconjunctivitis sicca). Dry eye may eventually occur in 30 to 40 percent of dogs that have the gland removed, yet it may affect about 20 percent of dogs that have the gland surgically replaced
Surgery is the usual treatment. Older methods of cherry eye correction (before the gland's purpose was known) involved simply removing the gland, but this is a last-resort procedure

today, and necessitates the use of eyedrops for the rest of the animal's life. Modern methods of cherry eye correction involve repositioning of the gland to its normal location. The success rate of this type of surgery is around 80% in most breeds.


Anonymous said...

I own 4 Vet Clinics within 100 miles of You.
Any one of my Vets is more than capable of fixing 'cherry eye' simple procedure. For you, and Blenko I would do it myself and at no cost. Consider this before going to Vet School. There is No Vet School In West Virginia.
2 of my Clinics are in WV.
Remember your Shop West Virginia Slogan.

lewisdvdphd said...

Ms. B and Ms Hillary
appear to be ideal coupling.
Both petite, high maintenance, high energy, charming, and not
willing to perform without
rewards, performance is excellence (use to be Circus Dogs)
Beautiful coat and body.
What can I say? I didn't write the manual or invent the concept of dogs and their people sharing traits.
Congrats re: WVU Alumni Mag article.
ps don't let Sol get you too angry.

bridgett said...

Bichons are very costly at time of purchase and monthly.
They are very bright, clever, and can manipulate.
I dunno Hilary so won't compare.
That dog in the Photo could steal my heart. Beautiful Animals.

Anonymous said...

My Max had this surgery and it went bad, nearly lost his eye
used drops daily for last 2 years of his life.
Hilary do not trust your Vet, see a specialist.
Margie Hale
ps Lewis if you mean to be complimenting Hilary, review your words. You are the nice one, right?

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you and Ms.Blenko! Nothing like a puppy to me they are all puppy's. Very good for you to offer to help Hillary but she most likely has a appointment. You should have offered free vet care along time ago. I know I am sorry for that statement and it will give Hillary something to think about for Blenko. Maybe you need to meet Blenko and she will let Hillary know what Doc she'd like to go too. Blenko does have her say, did you know that. She picks out her own hair bows and bows for 2 other girl puppies that are at home with Morti. Bea even likes me, and is adorable. Good Luck, see you soon, Roxie

Anonymous said...

Where did you buy this dog?
I must have a duplicate, can you write the breeder or the breed and the seller for me, phone numbers would be nice
If you need my email tell me where to send it.
Debi Masinter

Hillary J Homburg said...

Miss B is a rescue dog from Small Paws Bichon Rescue - so her exact breeder is unknown, but small paws always has lots of wonderful flufs in need of a home - you can check them out online!

Anonymous said...

Did you have to get permission from Blenko Glass to name your dog
I was just wondering.
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

Who are you? You sound very familiar with Hilly's life?
Are you her relative?
I don't remember a Roxie.
Paul Jordan
US Army

Anonymous said...

Hilary did your dog have to have a 2nd surgery?
My bichon is now on her third
cherry eye surgery.